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Empowering Women To Find Their Story And Voice In Scripture

April 20, 2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kathleen MacInnis Kichline

Empowering Women To Find Their Story And Voice In Scripture

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Kathleen MacInnis Kichline will present a program, Empowering Women to Find Their Story and Voice in Scripture, on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ.

Press Release - VATICAN RULES FALL SHORT OF REAL REFORM

NATIONAL STATEMENT
Contact: Jessica Lillie Ciccone, PR Director, votfpr@votf.org, (781) 559-3360, (314) 749-5188 cell

VATICAN REVISION FALLS FAR SHORT OF REAL REFORM
July 15, 2010-Boston – Voice of the Faithful is disappointed that the Vatican’s first significant revision of church law since the sex abuse crisis began, announced today in Rome, takes only the minimum necessary steps toward addressing the crisis.

Press Release - REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO END LEGALISTIC STALLING IN VATICAN RESPONSE TO ABUSE CRISIS

NATIONAL STATEMENT
Contact: Jessica Lillie Ciccone, PR Director, votfpr@votf.org, (781) 559-3360, (314) 749-5188 cell

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO END LEGALISTIC STALLING IN VATICAN RESPONSE TO ABUSE CRISIS

July 2, 2010-Boston – Voice of the Faithful believes that today’s report on the historical response of Pope Benedict XVI and the institutional Catholic Church to the sex abuse crisis, published in The New York Times, highlights the need for an immediate end to legalistic wrangling and delay on the part of the Vatican.

Press Release - VOTF CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR MORE LAY INVOLVEMENT

Contact: Jessica Lillie Ciccone, PR Director, votfpr@votf.org, (781) 559-3360,
(314) 749-5188 cell

For Immediate Release
VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR MORE LAY INVOLVEMENT IN REBUILDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

May 19, 2010 – Boston – Voice of the Faithful will mark the occasion of Pentecost, this year on May 23rd, by encouraging lay Catholics to participate fully in the rebuilding, governance and guidance of the church at all levels.

Press Release - VOTF SAYS ITS TIME TO REBUILD OUR CHURCH

The Clergy Abuse Scandal Has Hit the Top: Where Do We Go from Here?

March 16, 2010 – Boston—The clergy sexual abuse crisis that shook the very foundations of the Catholic Church in America has now reached global proportions. As many suspected all along, despite what we had been told, this horrific scandal was never a United States problem or an Irish problem, or an Australian problem or a German problem. It is a global problem that we now know extends even to the Vatican.

News Release from: Voice of the Faithful - Ireland

The moral authority of the papacy in Ireland, and of Catholic bishops here, is likely to collapse if the promised papal pastoral letter to Ireland does not squarely address the issue of the widespread cover up by bishops of the outrage of clerical child sexual abuse.

Despite the strong leadership shown by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, the prestige and authority of Catholic bishops in Ireland, and of the papacy, continue to decline in the wake of the Murphy report of November 26, 2009.

Press Release - VOTF Statement on Bishop Murray Resignation

Contact: Jessica Lillie, PR Director, votfpr@votf.org, (781) 559-3360, (314) 749-5188 cell
For Immediate Release

December 17, 2009– Boston –The resignation of Bishop Donal Murray in Ireland is one of the few times a bishop has stepped down after failing to protect children from sex abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. We believe that such accountability is required of any bishops, in Ireland and elsewhere, who have failed in their responsibilities as pastors and leaders of our Church.

News Release from: Voice of the Faithful - Ireland

It is too early to be sure that the Holy See has absorbed the full import of the Murphy report on clerical child abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  We are disappointed especially to hear nothing about the necessary resignations of those bishops who while in service in the Dublin archdiocese failed to challenge a cover-up culture that led to unspeakable harm to many children.  We are disappointed also that there is no reference to the failure of the Holy See to respond to requests from the Dublin Commission of Inquiry for cooperation with it.

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